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Call for Applications: IMT PhD Program for International Students in Italy, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for three year IMT PhD program starting in November 2015 available to candidates without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion. 34 positions are covered by scholarships in the gross amount of 13,638.47€ /year. All PhD students will have tuition fees waived. Proficiency in English is compulsory as research and teaching are conducted in English. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise. Application should be submitted till June 29th, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for IMT PhD program. IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca offers a multidisciplinary PhD program that integrates scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, physics, history and cultural heritage, IMT’s doctoral program offers advanced training for the analysis and management of a variety of technological and societal systems. More specifically, the program encompasses the four scientific macro-areas present at IMT: Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Economics and Management, and Cultural Heritage, and is articulated in 3 fields specific, yet complementary, curricula: Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE), Economics, Management and Data Science (EMDS), Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH).
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD program at IMT Institute in Italy.
Scholarship Provider: IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility: Applications are open to candidates without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion. Proficiency in English is compulsory as research and teaching are conducted in English. No knowledge of Italian is requested. Formal requirement for admission are:
– A university degree of at least 4 years or full time equivalent. For an Italian degree, a “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or a “Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento”. For foreign degrees, eligibility will be assessed by the PhD Selection Committee.
-Applicants obtaining their degree by no later than October 30th, 2015 can also apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International applicants are eligible for this IMT PhD Program.

Scholarship Description: imt-luccaAdmission to IMT’s PhD program is competitive on an international level, with evaluation mainly focusing on past academic performance (grades) and scientific relevance to the selected curricula. First and foremost, however, certain basic formal requirements must be met before candidates are eligible to apply. Namely, applicants must have completed and obtained a degree equivalent to at least 4 years of university studies. (Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor’s degree is awarded before they enroll at IMT.)

Number of award(s): 34 Ph.D. positions are covered by scholarships.

Duration of award(s): These PhD scholarships are awarded for 3 years.

What does it cover?-34 Ph.D. positions are covered by scholarships in the gross amount of 13,638.47€ /year.
-All Ph.D. students will have tuition fees waived (regional tax of around 140€/year excluded).
-Ph.D. students who are granted a scholarship have free accommodation in shared double rooms in the School residence halls (with the exception of students whose permanent residence is within a 30km radius from IMT).
-All Ph.D. students will have free access to the canteen services.
-All Ph.D. students are covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their Ph.D. activities.

Selection Criteria: Applicants are evaluated by a selection committee on the basis of past academic performance (grades) and background, scientific relevance and aptitude to research within the selected track/curriculum, and any other additional pertinent data submitted in the application (such as scientific publications, if any). While ranking of applicants is mostly driven by academic achievement, scientific pertinence is also taken into consideration for admission. The candidates that pass the initial assessment of the applications will be invited for an interview with the selection committee, either in person at the IMT campus, or via standard internet videoconference, or through any other procedure allowing visual contact with the candidates and viewing of their identity document. Candidates with no access to videoconferencing facilities can conduct the interview at an Italian embassy or consulate. During the evaluation process, in rare circumstances, the selection committee may propose a different track/curricula from the one chosen by the candidate. Equal opportunities are ensured to all candidates throughout the evaluation process.

Notification: Assessment of all the applications submitted through the online procedure: The shortlisted candidates admitted to the interview will be published on IMT’s web site and the Online Notice Board not earlier than 25 July 2015.

How to Apply: Applications for the PhD Program can only be submitted electronically. Applicants must fill out the online application form (registration required), providing personal data and attaching the required documents. Basic instructions for the submission procedure will be provided after registration. Admission to IMT’s PhD program is competitive on an international level, with evaluation mainly focusing on past academic performance (grades) and scientific relevance to the selected curricula. First and foremost, however, certain basic formal requirements must be met before candidates are eligible to apply. Namely, applicants must have completed and obtained a degree equivalent to at least 4 years of university studies. (Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor’s degree is awarded before they enroll at IMT.)

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 29th, 2015.

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